• 500 Festival Mini Marathon
    Sat 05-04 7:30am - 2:00pm

    2019 marks the 43rd running of the 500 Festival Mini Marathon. This is the largest half-marathon in the U.S. and the 7th overall largest running event in America.

    It has sold out for the past 13 years with 35,000 registrants and an additional 4,000 participants in the 5K run.

    Contact Mike Palmer, N9FEB, for volunteering as a ham radio emergency communicator at or at (317) 753-8691

  • 500 Festival Parade
    Sat 05-25 11:30am - 2:30pm

    The 2019 Parade marks its 63rd year. More than 300,000 spectators will watch the 1.75m parade as it goes around the downtown Indy streets.

    You can support this event by being an Emergency Communicator by contacting Mike Palmer at or at (317) 753-8691.

  • Multiple Sclerosis Bike Ride: BikeMS Indiana
    Sat 08-17 7:00am - 5:00pm

    Marion County ARES is assisting with this years' BikeMS.

    It begins at 7am and is over about 4pm … Net Control is operational by 6:30am. This event uses 2 VHF and/or UHF frequencies / repeaters and APRS. This bike ride has 15 amateur radio positions: Net Control Station (NCS), 8 APRS SAG’s, 5 Rest (water) Stop hams, and several more. The ride begins and ends at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds. Hams will report to NCS any requests for Medical Support, when the Lead Runner passes, and when the SAG passes. NCS has communications with the Medical Command and Law Enforcement.

  • Indianapolis Half Marathon in Lawrence
    Sat 10-05 7:00am - 1:00pm

    This is the 24th Annual Indianapolis Half-Marathon held in Lawrence, IN, old Ft. Harrison area.
    It is a 13.1 mile and 5K/Run-Walk.

    If you would like to work this as an Emergency Communicator, contact Brent Walls at

  • Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
    Sat 11-09 7:30am

    Full 26.2 mile marathon starting and ending in downtown Indianapolis.

    To volunteer as Ham Radio support, contact N9BA Brent Walls at